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Introduction to Genetics and Evolution is a college-level class being offered simultaneously to new students at Duke University. The course gives interested people a very basic overview of some principles behind these very fundamental areas of biology. We often hear about new "genome sequences," commercial kits that can tell you about your ancestry (including pre-human) from your DNA or disease predispositions, debates about the truth of evolution, why animals behave the way they do, and how people found "genetic evidence for natural selection." This course provides the basic biology you need to understand all of these issues better, tries to clarify some misconceptions, and tries to prepare students for future, more advanced coursework in Biology (and especially evolutionary genetics). No prior coursework is assumed....
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20 минуты на завершение

Welcome to Genetics and Evolution

General introduction to this MOOC, including coverage and expectations....
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2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Welcome to the Course10мин
Course App and Readings10мин
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2 ч. на завершение

Evidence for Evolution

This module discusses the definition of the word "evolution" in a biological context, evidence for the truth of evolution and common ancestry of species, and public thoughts and misconceptions about biological evolution. This module is optional and will not be included in the course assessments. There are not class discussion forums for this section, as we feel such discussion can happen on other, non-course-related, sites on this topic (of which there are a great many on the internet)....
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5 видео (всего 81 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Video5 видео
Basic Principles and Evidence for Evolution (G)17мин
Acceptance of Evolution (G)13мин
Responding to Criticisms of Evolutionary Theory (G)12мин
Interview with Jerry Coyne (G)30мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Supplemental Materials, Evidence for Evolution10мин

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2 ч. на завершение

Genetics I

An introduction to basic transmission genetics and inheritance. This module reflects what is often covered in high school biology courses in the USA....
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6 видео (всего 74 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video6 видео
Inheritance (G)11мин
Genetic Scales (S)11мин
Mitosis, Meiosis, and Ploidy (S)8мин
Basic Single-Gene Inheritance (G)15мин
X-Linked Inheritance and Independent Assortment (S)16мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Supplemental Materials, Genetics I10мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Genetics Problem Set 112мин
Genetics I Quiz20мин

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2 ч. на завершение

Genetics II

This module delves somewhat more deeply into genetics and specifically the concept of "recombination." It begins to discuss how recombination is leveraged in classic genetic works as well as mapping simple genetic traits using crosses or data from natural populations. ...
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7 видео (всего 97 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video7 видео
Calculation of Recombination Distance (S)15мин
Generating a Gene Map (S)11мин
Bonus Video: A More Challenging Problem (S)9мин
Genetic Mapping (S)11мин
Mapping Traits Relative to Markers in a Cross (S)11мин
Mapping Traits Relative to Markers in a Population (S)21мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Supplemental Materials, Genetics II10мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Genetics Problem Set 222мин
Genetics II Quiz20мин

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Genetics III

This module delves even more deeply into the complexities of the genetics underlying traits,the origin of genetic variation, and how "complex" traits (ones controlled by multiple genes) are studied genetically....
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6 видео (всего 75 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video6 видео
Shortcomings of the Single Gene Model (G)19мин
Mutation Rates (S)10мин
Mapping Complex Traits (S)11мин
Complex Traits in Crosses (S)9мин
Genome-wide Association Studies (S)12мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Supplemental Materials, Genetics III10мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Genetics Problem Set 316мин
Genetics III Quiz20мин
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автор: YHJul 4th 2017

The course is really interesting! I love the way the professor demonstrate genetics theories by countless examples and evidence. And those questions about debates in genetics are thought-provoking!

автор: TNSep 28th 2017

Very good course that prepared me for Genetics at Pima Community College in Tucson. I am able to follow the lectures and actually understand what is being presented. I am glad I took this course.

Преподаватель

Dr. Mohamed Noor

Earl D. McLean Professor and Chair,
Biology

О Duke University

Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world....

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